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June 1, 2017

Les Bonbons

Every season I seem to fixate on at least one trend and won’t rest until I get my hands on it. This habit as plagued me since the sixth grade when Multiples became a thing. I also thought I might DIE if I didn’t have a canvas Esprit bag. While my tastes have unfortunately gotten more expensive, knock-offs have gotten more abundant—and acceptable. Let’s take Les Bonbons earrings.

Luella & June

All the rage last summer with the fashion blogger set, these massive, beaded beauties are about the yummiest statement jewelry I’ve seen since Diana Broussard’s chainlink necklaces. The original design, by Rebecca de Ravenel, come in the boldest of hues that instantly elevates any outfit and totally makes all of the off-the-shoulder tops and dresses of the season. They also come in gold, white, or black, an even more dramatic option.

Gal Meets Glam

Les Bonbons are basically keeping me up at night. They’re also just shy of $300.I’m all for investment pieces but for such an over-the-top look I’m afraid we’ll be over it by next summer. A few more finds at a price point that will still allow you to have your bon bons and eat them too:

1. Target has jumped on the bandwagon in partnership with Baublebar—for $12.99. // 2. Bauble Bar is also doing a higher end version, Vivid Crispin Ball Earrings for $48 (above). Both are smaller and made of fabric instead of beads, but the pink and yellow are spot-on. // 3. A quick search on Etsy for “bonbon earrings” yields gobs of goodies. // 4. Finally, Kenneth Jay Lane Triple Tier Drop earrings ($88) are the closest thing to the real deal in terms of size and quality. Resist taking a bite if you see me wearing a pair!

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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